How London’s Africa Centre could be saved

Today Hadeel Ibrahim delivered on the proposal to save the Africa Centre. As reported in today’s (12th August 2011) Guardian Online.

“Hadeel Ibrahim delivered today on the proposal to save the Africa Centre.  Adjaye’s plans for a £6m redesign of the building and a promised £3.6m of the £12m they would want to raise. Ibrahim said the building’s proud past and future potential could not be underestimated. “As far as we can see it is the only post-independence, post-liberation African heritage building in the western world. I am astonished English Heritage and the National Trust have taken no interest in this building, which is pretty much all we, as an African community, have. It is a place imbued with this incredible history and it just feels important, even when it’s dusty and derelict.”

Read the full article and the first public revelation of the plans for the Africa Centre here. A full link is below.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/aug/12/africa-centre-london-restoration-plan

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One thought on “How London’s Africa Centre could be saved

  1. Maurice Anthony Rose says:

    There is “no” Wikipedia entry for the Africa Centre in London, England opened by Kenneth Kaunda in 1964. They only have an entry for the Africa Centre in South Africa, and that one was only opened in 2004. The Africa Centre was formally established in 2004 as a Non-Profit Section 21 Corporation by Tanner Methvin, Ralph Freese and Adrian Enthoven in Cape Town, South Africa. The Africa Centre is an international arts and culture centre and platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African artistic practice and knowledge creation as a catalyst for social change. The WikiAfrica project was initiated by lettera27, a non-profit foundation based in Milan. The project is now a collaboration between the Africa Centre and lettera27. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiAfrica

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